Islamic Names: An Introduction (The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys)

Islamic Names: An Introduction (The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys)
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Guiding Western readers through the endlessly fascinating and complicated system of Islamic personal names, Annemarie Schimmel's directory touches upon almost every aspect of Islamic life.

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A tidy book from Edinburgh University Press: 137 pp in trade paperback. TABLE OF CONTENTS The Structure of a Name - ism or 'alam; kunya; nasab; nisba; laqab Born on a Friday - The naming of a child Help from God - Religious name-giving Mothers of the Faithful - The naming of girls Lions, Moons, Roses - the nickname or laqab A Name Too Heavy to Bear - changes and transformations of the names Appendix: Some Notes on Turkish Family Names Notes (10 pp) Bibliography (6 pp) Index of Personal Names (30 pp) Index of Places, Ethnic Groups, and Languages Index of Qur'anic Verses Glossary of Technical Terms

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Book Summary: The title of this book is Islamic Names and it was written by Anne-Marie Schimmel. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is Feb 08, 1990 and it has a suggested retail price of $77.95. It was published by Edinburgh University Press and has a total of 144 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 0748606882 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9780748606887. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.